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"From the Ted Talk by Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?"

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So I remained with them, and the more I wrote that story, the more I got into those beliefs, and I think that's important for me — to take on the beliefs, because that is where the story is real, and that is where I'm gonna find the awenrss to how I feel about certain questions that I have in life. yraes go by, of course, and the wrtinig, it doesn't happen instantly, as I'm trying to convey it to you here at TED. The book comes and it goes. When it aerivrs, it is no longer my book. It is in the hands of readers, and they interpret it differently. But I go back to this qsteiuon of, how do I create something out of nothing? And how do I create my own life?

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So I remained with them, and the more I wrote that story, the more I got into those beliefs, and I think that's important for me — to take on the beliefs, because that is where the story is real, and that is where I'm gonna find the _______ to how I feel about certain questions that I have in life. _____ go by, of course, and the _______, it doesn't happen instantly, as I'm trying to convey it to you here at TED. The book comes and it goes. When it _______, it is no longer my book. It is in the hands of readers, and they interpret it differently. But I go back to this ________ of, how do I create something out of nothing? And how do I create my own life?

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  1. years
  2. arrives
  3. question
  4. writing
  5. answers

Original Text

So I remained with them, and the more I wrote that story, the more I got into those beliefs, and I think that's important for me — to take on the beliefs, because that is where the story is real, and that is where I'm gonna find the answers to how I feel about certain questions that I have in life. Years go by, of course, and the writing, it doesn't happen instantly, as I'm trying to convey it to you here at TED. The book comes and it goes. When it arrives, it is no longer my book. It is in the hands of readers, and they interpret it differently. But I go back to this question of, how do I create something out of nothing? And how do I create my own life?

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